A good day is known in the morning, so my mom used to say. She would say that if you start the day right, most probably, it’s gonna go right. This is just why I love starting my mornings with a smoothie and a long walk to get the blood pumping. I recently started adding more protein to my smoothies and I really enjoy the noticeable benefits. One of the greatest benefits I have derived from this is managing my weight.
I have shed off some unnecessary pounds and I now maintain a healthy weight. I feel better and more confident with my body. I specifically like adding almonds, peanut butter, coconut water and an array of fruits in my smoothies. Adding protein to your morning smoothies can make your morning walk much better and help you start your day on the right footing. There are other benefits of adding a protein smoothie in your diet; they include the following.
Great for weight loss
When you take a protein smoothie, you will feel fuller for longer. You will be able to avoid too much snacking, which can help you shed off some pounds. Whey protein powder is best for weight loss and management since it releases proteins slowly making you feel fuller for longer and at the same time preventing you from losing lean muscle.
Totally packed with nutrients
Taking a protein smoothie is a great way of adding more nutrients to your body. Remember that the nutritional value of the smoothie will be increased since a variety of fruits and green vegetables such as spinach will feature in the smoothie. Apart from taking in proteins, you will also be taking in vitamins and essential healthy fats.
Some protein smoothie for everyone
There are so many protein-based smoothies to fit various tastes and preferences. Just go online and look for protein smoothie recipes and you will definitely find one that suits your taste.
Smoothies are so easy to pull off
Protein smoothies are very quick to prepare and one will not affect your busy schedule. You can prepare them in the morning in less than five minutes, pack in a container and enjoy it on your way to work.
Inexpensive and freezer friendly ingredients
All the ingredients you need for a protein smoothie are readily available, inexpensive and are probably already in your freezer. For instance, kales, spinach, pineapples, mangoes, berries, vanilla milk, protein powder, yoghurt among others are readily available ingredients for your protein smoothie.
Good for people who don’t take breakfast
If taking something solid very early in the morning is not your thing, sipping a smoothie rich in protein will be a good way to start the morning. Blending some cold green tea with vanilla protein powder, some honey, fruit and grapes is a healthy way to start your day.
Great for the in-between meals snacks
Instead of grabbing an unhealthy snack when hunger creeps in before lunch or dinner, take a protein smoothie instead. It will satisfy your hunger and suppress your cravings for unhealthy foods. You can be going to work or traveling with a compact blender, a pack of protein powder, a fruit or/and some milk.
Repairing muscles after a workout
After a workout, your muscles require the necessary nutrients to repair themselves. Whey protein powders are able to release proteins much faster in your body after a workout giving your muscles the much-needed strength to repair themselves.